Credit Calendar

For information on recertification meetings and credits, contact Megan Patterson at 207-287-8804 or megan.l.patterson@maine.gov.

For information on recertification meetings and credits for potato growers in the Aroostook County, contact UMCE-Presque Isle at 207-760-9IPM or 207-760-9476.

CREDIT CALENDAR
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DATE
PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR
November 4, 2018 - November 5, 2018MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference.

November 4-5, 2018 Saturday, Sunday, Monday Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport, Maine

Sunday Nov. 4- Morning 9:15-12:15

  • Mechanical Weed Control, 3 credits

  • Fundamentals of Small-Scale Commercial Seed Production, 1 credit

  • Downy Mildew, 3 credits

  • Winter Production, 1 credit

  • Flower Production, 1 credit

Monday Nov. 5- Afternoon 1:30-4:30

  • Cover Cropping and Soil Health, 1 credit

  • Organic Asparagus, 1 credit

For more information and to register visit: http://www.mofga.org/MOFGA-Events/mofgas-farmer-to-farmer-conference#ABOUT

multiple courses offered for credit



Ag
November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo.

Boxboro Regency Hotel- Boxborough, MA

November 7-8, 2018

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on starting hydroponic leafy greens and herb production on November 7, 2018.

For more info visit: https://www.negreenhouse.org/schedule.html



Greenhouse, Vegetable, All Private and Ag Basic applicators
November 7, 2018 - What's Killing My Plants?.

Piscataquis County Extension Annual Meeting 5:00-7:45pm Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church, 828 W. Maine Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Presentation by Dr. Alicyn Smart 6:30-7:45 pm

Approved for 1 credit

$15 if pre-registered before October 15 and $20 after.

FMI and to Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/piscataquis/2018/09/28/piscataquis-county-extension-association-annual-meeting/



All Private and Ag Basic applicators
Throughout the year Safety Works! Maine Department of Labor. Respirator and hazard communication classes approved for credits. All other classes considered on a case-by-case basis. Schedule on-line
For more information, contact Maine DOL 207-623-7900 or toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345).
All Applicators

Throughout the Year

Food Industry Sanitation Auditors Seminars. Locations all over the US. Information and registration details at: Food Industry Sanitation Auditors or contact Paul Laughlin at 913-782-6399 or info@fisaconsulting.com. Many credits

Food Processing & Fumigation

Throughout the Year

U-Mass Green School, Conferences and Workshop Calendar

Turf, Outdoor & Indoor Ornamental

ONLINE & HOME STUDY


COURSES APPROVED IN OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES

(Also automatically approved for Maine credits)

New Hampshire
http://nh.gov/agric/pesticide_control/documents/FLIPPINGFILE_019.pdf
Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/licensing/pace/pace_courses.htm
Vermont
http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/pestcreditsschedule.htm
Connecticut
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324294
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324272
Rhode Island
http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/ceoc_programs_pat.html
VIDEOTAPES

 

If you cannot attend any of above programs, you can earn up to two credits per recertification period for Private and Commercial Operator Applicators and up to three for Commercial Masters by renting and viewing videotapes.

Approved tapes are available from the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Bangor. To earn credit you must request the quiz for recertification when renting the tape; complete the quiz and return it to the Board of Pesticides Control, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028.

You must score at least 80% on the quiz to receive credit. The quizzes are multiple choice and true/false questions. If you watch the entire video, the quiz should be easy to complete. One credit is given for each hour of video tape viewed.

To rent the tapes contact the Farm Video Center at Penobscot County SWCD at 207-990-3676 (press #3 after the initial recording to get the SWCD). You can also get more information on their Web site.